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February 4, 2013

Some people cannot receive or acknowledge LinkedIn endorsements

I am such a person.  I greatly appreciate all the endorsements I have received.   The current state of financial regulations prohibits testimonials.  LinkedIn’s “Skills & Expertise” are endorsements that are considered testimonials.   The spirit of these regulations is to prohibit comments about the conduct or performance of an adviser.   The best information currently available is that making endorsements would also be prohibited.

I am permitted to have your endorsement in LinkedIn as long as it is hidden.  When and if the regulations are changed I can quickly unhide them.

Increasingly people are using the new features available through social media.   Those of us that are subject to the restriction are frustrated.  A recent article in “Reuters” discusses this matter in more detail at
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